The Connecticut quit claim deed is another way to transfer property in Connecticut. Unlike a warranty deed, this type of deed offers no guarantee by the grantor that he or she is transferring any interest whatsoever in the property. The only thing that seller (grantor) is transferring is his or her claim to the property if any. This type of deed is used for transfers between family members. As in all cases, it is important that the purchaser does a thorough title search to make sure he or she knows the history behind the property and previous owners. This will allow the grantee to know what exactly is being purchased and if there are any other people who may have a claim to the property.
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Recording – A quit claim is supposed to be filed with the where the property is located. Make sure to verify with the
Signing – The quit claim deed is required to be notarized and signed with two (2) witnesses. If the notary public agrees he or she may act as one (1) of the witnesses as well as the notary. ()
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Step 1 – Locate the buttons labeled “PDF,” “ODT,” and “Word” below the image on the right. All of these buttons will deliver a blank copy of the Connecticut Quit Claim Deed in the labeled file format. You may download any and all of these versions at your discretion.
Step 2 – When you are ready to fill in the information required by this form, begin with the section labeled “Prepared By.” Here, you must Name the party who is physically preparing this document. There will be a blank space where you may enter this party’s Name, two blank lines to enter this party’s Address, a blank space to enter the State where this party is located, and a blank space to document the Zip Code where this party is located.
Step 3 – The area labeled “After Recording Return To” will also require some information necessary for the filing this document with the County Clerk where this property is located. This area will require a Mail Recipient Name and a Mailing Address where the Connecticut County Clerk Office may send these filed materials. As with the previous section, there will be a separate blank line for the Mail Recipient’s Name, Address, and Zip Code. This must be a valid Address that is checked regularly.
Step 4 – On the first blank line of the document itself (following the words “State of Connecticut” and preceding the word “County”), report the County where the property at the heart of this document is located.
Step 5 – The main paragraph will have two blank spaces on the second line. Here, you must write out the dollar amount of money being paid to the Grantor for his or her release of claims and interest in the Property in the first blank space. This should also be entered numerically on the blank space following the “$” sign.
Step 6 – The next two blank spaces will Name the party who will assume the claim to the Property from the Grantor. In most cases, this is the individual who is paying the previously documented dollar amount to the Grantor so that he or she may take over any claim or interest to this property. Enter the Full Name of the individual who will claim the Property previously held by the Grantor on the blank space just after the words “quitclaim to.” On the next space, enter the word “Grantee.” Then, following the words “residing at,” enter the Street Address where the Grantee resides. This should be followed by the County, City, and State where the Grantee resides on the next three blank spaces (in that order).
Step 7 – Next, you will need to solidify the County where the Property being discussed is located. On the space between the words “…situated in” and “County, Connecticut, to-wit,” enter the Property’s County.
Step 8 – The blank lines at the bottom of this page have been provided so that a legal and generally accepted description of the Property is reported. If there is not enough room you may attach a document with this information and cite the document name on these lines. This should contain such identifiers as the Address, Plot Number, Physical Description, etc. Ideally, a Deed, Title, or copy of should be included.
Step 9 – The State of Connecticut will require that for any such paperwork to be valid, it must be signed by the Grantor, the Witnesses present for the signing, and the Notary Public attending the signing. Each of these entities must provide their Signature and Information first hand. That is, their respective areas may not be filled out by any other party. Locate the blank space above the words “Grantor’s Signature.” The Grantor must Sign his or her Name on this line then Print his or her Name on the line below it. On the next line, the Grantor must fill in his or her Street Address. Finally, the last line will require the City, State, and Zip Code associated with the Grantor’s Address to be reported. There will be enough room for two Grantors to fulfill this requirement. If more than two parties are releasing their interests or claim to this property as a result of the Grantee’s payment, then a separate document containing such Signatures and Information must be attached. If you are working with a word document, you may simply copy one of the Grantor Signature Columns and insert it below the existing ones.
Step 10 – The next area is provided solely for the Witnesses to the Grantor Signature. Here, each Witness must Sign and Print his or her Name on the blank lines labeled “Witness’s Signature” and “Witness’s Name” respectively. Then, each must fill out his or her Address using the blank lines labeled “Address” and “City, State & Zip.” There is only enough room for two Witnesses however if more are present and wish to sign, you may attach a clearly labeled document or, if possible, copy and paste one of the Witness columns below the existing ones.
Step 11 – The information required in the next area may only be supplied by the Notary Public witnessing this Signing. The Notary Public will solidify the County, Parties Attending, and the Date of this document. Finally he or she must provide the Notary Number, Notary Seal, and Commission Expiration.
Step 12 – The State of Connecticut will allow this document and its attachments to be submitted to the Connecticut County Clerk where the Property being discussed is physically located. There may be some additional requirements (i.e. Filing Fee) but this will be up to the individual County. Make sure to contact the Connecticut County Clerk to obtain the county requirements placed on this filing.